Art4Africa An Exhibition Supporting Some of the Poorest Children in Tanzania.
The Exhibition (and see below for invitation)
From Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th June we are inviting you to help change the lives of disadvantaged children. Rise Africa is holding a very special exhibition to bring a taste of Africa and local art to Keysoe and raise some much needed funds at the same time. Hosted by Christopher and Amanda, at the Old Chapel House, Riseley Road, the event offers a fantastic chance to view – and purchase – works from national and local artists and artisans. The different works will be displayed both inside and outside the house, and will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, sketches, ceramics, fabric work and animal portraiture. On every item sold a proportion will be going to Rise Africa and 100% of the funds raised will be going to support the children in Tanzania.
“There is something for everyone and buying a piece of art not only provides you with much pleasure visually but also the knowledge that you are helping a very vulnerable child in Tanzania” commented Christopher Faulkner.
With beautiful surroundings, inspiring art and a chance to help raise funds to enable children to make the most of their future and gain the education they deserve, what could be better?
Rise Africa UK
Rise Africa UK, a small Keysoe based charity, was founded in 2011 by 21year old, Olivia Faulkner. It aims to provide education to the poorest children in Moshono, Northern Tanzania, giving them an opportunity to make a difference, not only to their future but also their communities’.
In 2009, Olivia, spent four months teaching in a local government school in Tanzania as part of her gap year. Seeing for herself how many children were being denied an education was a life changing experience for her and she returned with a real appreciation of how fortunate she was and with a real desire to do something for the poorest children she had encountered. The experience changed her outlook on life completely.
Eighteen months later she and her father, Christopher, ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon together and raised £3000 and with this money Rise Africa UK was born. Olivia then headed to Tanzania in the summer of 2011 and opened Rise Africa’s first project – Bright Stars Nursery, a free nursery school for orphans and other vulnerable children aged 3-8. Rise Africa UK is totally focused on the poorest children in the village of Moshono, and today there are 75 children being supported, some in nursery schools and 51 now in primary education.
Rise Africa UK’s aim is to provide the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Moshono with an education, offering them sustained self-sufficiency and the means to escape the vicious cycle of poverty. In addition to a high quality education Rise Africa UK makes sure the children get the essentials – a new uniform, sports kit, school bag and school shoes every year; new stationary each term. The Charity also makes sure that the children have two meals a day at school.
Rise Africa UK is committed to quality giving and 100% of funds raised are spent in Tanzania to benefit the children directly. It costs £33 a month for a private quality education and £10 a month to support a child at Government school.
For more information and regular updates please visit our websites:
or donate to rise Africa UK on https://www.justgiving.com/riseafricauk